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How to lift your hair game for $75 (and grab an extra $200 worth of goodies).

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We’re heading into the pointy end of the year, meaning your hair is about to work some serious overtime.

The good news is that ensuring your hair is looking its best during that time doesn’t have to be hard or ridiculously expensive – if you know where to shop, that is.

During November, spend over $75 at Price Attack on participating hair care brands and you’ll get a free gift bag stuffed with luxurious goodies for your hair worth over $200*. Savvy shopping, right?

The authority on hair, Price Attack is stocked full of the latest and most-trusted hairdresser favourite products that will love your hair and your wallet.

It also helps to have some tips and tricks up your sleeves. Here are five ways to lift your hair game this holiday season (and I guarantee you’ll be able to find enough fabulous products to make up that $75). You’re welcome.

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1. Add volume.

There’s nothing worse than flat hair days but fortunately it’s easy to literally lift your hair and add some va va voom. If you’ve got fine or weak hair, a volume boosting powder or spray like the Nak High Volume Texture Spray 150g, $26.95, works wonders instantly, while the Cricket Amped Up Styler Brush, $7.95 is great for teasing, adding volume and creating texture while you style.

You can easily amp up your hair styling game by using these to add volume at the crown and tail to your regular ponytail. Pull out a few messy strands at the front if you want a more casual ‘do.

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"You can easily amp up your hairstyling game by using these to add volume at the crown and tail to your regular ponytail." Images: Price Attack.

2. Get curls that last.

Hands up if you’ve ever spent hours curling your hair only to have them fall out the minute you step out your front door? No more, people. The trick to getting curls that last is all in the preparation.

It works best with at least one day old hair as your natural oils help the style stay but if you do have freshly washed hair, just add grip and texture with a hairspray like Matrix Stylelink style fixer finishing spray 400ml, $23.95 or dry shampoo.

The AG Simply Dry Dry Shampoo, 124ml, $32.95 works on all hair types and colours and is also handy at hiding all manner of sins on dirty hair days generally. Back this up by working in smaller sections and avoid using your tools at too high a heat or shaking and brushing your curls out too vigorously. Finishing off with some flexible hold hairspray will give it that extra bit of longevity.

"Hands up if you’ve ever spent literally hours curling your hair." Image: Price Attack.

3. Try a new colour.

We know it’s always about bright lips and nails for the holidays, but what about your hair? While natural-looking hair changes always look nice, one surefire way to instantly lift and brighten your hair game is trying out a bold new colour.

It doesn’t have to be forever either - temporary dyes like Vixen War Paint Think Pink, $17.95 give you the chance to try something new just for summer or the holiday season before returning back for the new year.

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Temporary dyes give you a chance to try something new. Image: supplied.

4. Keep it sleek.

Flyaways threatening to ruin your slicked back hair? You just need the right finishing product.

The JUUCE Shine Syrup, 50ml, $25.95 smoothes away frizz, banishes flyaways and adds a healthy shine to your hair - just spray 10 cm away from your hair for even distribution or apply with your hands.

For styles that need a little extra help holding together, give PPS Gloss and Fix, $19.95 a go. The versatile product is flexible, has a strong hold without being crispy and adds serious shine. Keep it in your bag or desk to transform a hairstyle from work to play instantly.

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The right finishing product can work wonders. Image: Price Attack.

5. Treat yo’ hair.

If you’re using lots of different products, regularly styling with heat and getting some sun, your hair can often pay the price. Treat it with an intense nourishing mask like the PPS Aroma D’Fuse D’Stress Mask $20.95 once a week to help repair the hair, add shine and ensure it’s at the top of its game for the styling and events ahead.

If your hair is dry or damaged, look for products with argan oil such as the Wella System Professionals Luxe Oil Keratin Restore Mask, 150ml, $38.95.

Remember to treat your hair. Image: Price Attack.

If you’re not the kind of person who, ahem, plans everything ahead, choosing products that can be used for numerous styles is a great way to lift your hair game the whole holiday season long - no matter what gets thrown your way.

Remember, if you spend $75 or more at one of participating hair care brands in-store, you’ll also get a bag of hair treats worth over $200 to play around with. Good hair AND new products? That sounds like the gift that keeps on giving to me.

*Shop the catalogue. With a minimum $75 spend, in one retail transaction in-store on any participating brands, excludes electrical, salon services, gift cards and online purchases. Limited to one per person/day, only while stocks last. Pictured products are a selection and range may vary.
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